After working on UFO number 4 most of the week, it is finally finished. Round and round I went, adding borders – narrow ones, wider ones, and a bright pink one to finish off. At last the top is complete. Mind you, this is a very old UFO – those candlewick blocks were packed away in my suitcase when we travelled around England for three months way back in 1999. I sat and stitched them in the evenings after a hard day’s sightseeing. And all those blocks really deserve to be made into a finished top, after waiting so long. And like a new baby being born, it deserves a name of it’s own. Can’t keep calling it “UFO number 4” or “the candlewick top” for ever. With splashes of bright pink which remind me of summer raspberries against the various shades of cream, how about “Whipped Cream and Raspberries”?
Quilt top finished at last
Patterns for the centre twelve candlewick blocks were selected from my two books by Alma Schabe.
These twelve blocks surround “Ribbons and Lace” a pre-marked mini which I stitched some time after we had returned home from our trip.
And I was so pleased when Sew Wot friend Moira brought along some eight candlewick blocks to one of our mornings. She was having a clear out and looking to pass them on, and I was so happy to take them off her hands. I have used four of Moira’s blocks in the corners of the quilt top.
Now the top is finished it will have to wait for a trip to the quilter – it is much too big for me to handle the quilting at home. I’m all tuckered out – I’ve been sewing like crazy this week. But its a great feeling to get another one of those UFOs ticked off my list!
Blowing in the breeze